A Post-Baccalaureate Certificate is a formal academic program for students who need to acquire new knowledge or skills to augment their professional credentials. The Certificate consists of a minimum of 12 credit hours at the undergraduate level. The Certificate consists of a combination of required and elective courses in a discipline or set of disciplines that support specific program objectives. Students in the Certificate program will have a unique Academic Plan.
Certificate students must have earned a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution and meet the admissions requirements of their specialized program. Students will apply through the same process as other degree-seeking students.
Students may not be seeking any other type of degree at AU while pursuing the Certificate, but students may switch from a Certificate program to another degree type.
Tuition and Aid
Tuition is set for each Certificate program. Federal Financial Aid is not available when enrolled in a stand-alone Certificate program.
Coursework earned in the Certificate may be applied to other AU post-baccalaureate programs, but at least 50% of any additional degree must consist of new coursework. No outside transfer credit may be used in the coursework for a Certificate program.
Graduation and Certificate Conferral
Students will apply for Certificate Completion (similar to Graduation Application) and see the certificate conferral on their academic record after commencement. Participation in graduation is optional.
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